Discover more of America aboard Amtrak®
The best way to truly see America is from the broad windows of an Amtrak passenger rail car. Recline in your private accommodation or admire an all encompassing view from the dome car. You will enjoy scenes of America not accessible by any other means of transportation. Travel in comfort and experience the kind of journey only a train can offer.
Take in American life in busy and remote regions of the USA. See children waving from front porches, moose drinking from pristine mountain streams, surfers along the Pacific Coast, cattle grazing under an open sky, picnics and baseball in the mid-west, and black bears near Glacier National Park. Church steeples and flags greet you on the Atlantic shore between Philadelphia and Boston. In the West, California’s Napa Valley and orchards beckon photographers and invite you to stop for a visit.
Amtrak trains take you directly to the centre of America’s best loved cities, including Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Stay in the city or sleep in comfortable onboard accommodation as you cross the nation east to west through Glacier National Park or north to south along the winding Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. When you arise, enjoy continental or American breakfast on the train. Make friends over a glass of wine and dine on regional specialties like catfish and Mississippi Mud cake.
This is what awaits you as you journey aboard the train following the Mississippi River and “Blues Trail” through musical Memphis, St. Louis and New Orleans. Travelling east, the Deep South’s bayous, bays, white-columned houses and cotton fields give way to Florida’s everglades, sandy beaches, and man made attractions. Modern-day Texas cowboys, purple sunsets, blooming deserts and more are all on display from your vantage point aboard the train. In the hills, plains, woods and lake country of the Midwest, you can almost imagine America’s First Nation’s peoples and buffalo roaming free. Much of the country still remains untouched. Authentic America – its cities, its forests, and its people – is waiting for you. Discover it aboard Amtrak.
Getting there should be just as exciting as being there
Your journey matters as much as the experience that awaits you at your destination. That’s the main reason travellers prefer Amtrak. With 9.6 million square kilometers, the United States of America features many incredible destinations within the destination. Amtrak transports you in comfort from city to city or across the span of the country. It is simply the best way to visit America. Our long-distance trains offer you dining as well as comfortable accommodation. Meals are included in the price of Sleeping Car tickets, so there are no decisions to make about where to dine or find a hotel!
Passengers without Sleeping Car tickets, i.e. passengers travelling in “coach class,” may also dine for an additional charge.
City to City
UnUnlike air travel, Amtrak trains take you from city centre to city centre, saving you the problem and expense of arranging additional transportation once you arrive. Comfortable seating, full amenities, and friendly service are yours aboard Amtrak as you travel from New York to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles to San Diego, or Chicago to Minneapolis. Arrive relaxed and refreshed. Enjoy meeting other passengers and seeing the layout of the country and its landscapes.
Region to Region
America is vast and her regions are varied. Aboard Amtrak, tour the desert regions and mountains of the Southwest or Great Lakes Country near the Canadian border. Stunning views and memorable experiences are in store for you. Depending on your destination, Amtrak has two kinds of train services. Single-level train service operates on most short-distance routes. This service also operates on some long-distance trains along the East Coast of the USA.
Many long-distance trains feature the Superliner Service. Superliner cars are bi-level cars with stairs connecting lower and upper levels. No matter where you go, or how you travel with Amtrak, you are guaranteed to enjoy the journey.
Great food, amazing views—Amtrak Dining Cars offer a truly unique experience. Large windows on both sides of the car offer panoramic views of the passing scenery while you enjoy a family style dining experience on rails. Choose from a variety of offerings, including vegetarian dishes and children’s meals. Vegan and kosher meals may be ordered 72 hours in advance. And, all meals are included with purchase of a Sleeping Car accommodation ticket.
Family Style Sleeping Cars with Meals Included
You’ll want to be well rested—fortunately, we can help. Our Sleeping Car accommodation provide long-distance travellers the choice of a Roomette, Bedroom or Bedroom Suite (two adjoining bedrooms) that can accommodate one to four people. Daytime seating converts to beds at night. Electrical outlets, climate controls, reading lights, a small closet and a fold-down table are all within easy reach. In Superliner® Roomette service, restrooms and a shower are located nearby. Viewliner® Roomettes feature in-room toilet and washbasin facilities. Bedrooms offer a sink and vanity unit with enclosed toilet and shower facilities. Accessible bedrooms are available with in-room sink and toilet. Bed linens and soap are always included, as are Dining Car meals, bottled water, morning coffee and juice, the daily newspaper and the assistance of a Sleeping Car attendant.
Zephyr from Towering Skyscrapers to the Golden Gate
The California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and Sacramento into Emeryville/San Francisco.